Marjory Stoneman Douglas Visitor Center Rendering

Perini Management Services, Inc. Awarded $47 Million Project to Construct a New Visitor Center in Everglades National Park, FL

July 11, 2023

Perini Management Services, Inc., has been awarded a fixed-price project valued at approximately $47.1 million by the National Park Service for the construction of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Visitor Center in Everglades National Park, Florida. This design-bid-build contract includes construction of the new two-story visitor center, a one-story remote concessions and storage building, underground utilities, and major site improvements. The project also includes demolishing portions of the existing bulkhead and providing a new bulkhead at the marina and along the waterfront. Dredging of the Chokoloskee Bay and replacing existing floating docks with a new floating dock system with Accessible ramps is also required. The substantial sitework associated with the new Visitor Center will ensure the roads and parking are elevated above the King Tide levels. The project will be constructed in phases to maintain park operations and limit disturbance to park activities (e.g., boat tours and kayak launches).

Work is expected to begin immediately with preconstruction activities followed by site mobilization. Substantial completion is anticipated August 2025.

Photo Credits: Rendering courtesy of CROFT & Associates, Inc.